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Borderlands 2's Mechromancer Class Revealed at PAX

New human/machine hybrid class will come after the game's fall launch.

The Mechromancer, in all her pigtailed glory.

Gearbox panels at the various PAX conferences each year are usually good for at least one or two good bits of useful new information and/or delightful fan service. At last year's PAX Prime, it was when Randy Pitchford went full Oprah and gave everyone in the audience a free code good for one copy of Borderlands 2 upon its release. At this year's PAX East, the Borderlands 2 crew showed off a new character class that will come following the game's launch.

Dubbed the Mechromancer, this female character is essentially a cyborg. The full-breadth of her human/machine hybrid abilities aren't yet known, but it was stated that she would be able to control a large robot named D374-TP (which translates to "Deathtrap").

This new class won't be day one DLC. In fact, it hasn't even been fully developed yet. Gearbox showed off some concept art for the character, but beyond that wouldn't commit to a specific release day or price beyond "post-launch" and "comparable" to other, similar DLC.

If you're looking for something a tad more substantial than the usual dangled tidbits from industry panels, our man Jeff got himself an extended look at Borderlands 2 at the show, which you can read all about right here.

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Posted by Alex
The Mechromancer, in all her pigtailed glory.

Gearbox panels at the various PAX conferences each year are usually good for at least one or two good bits of useful new information and/or delightful fan service. At last year's PAX Prime, it was when Randy Pitchford went full Oprah and gave everyone in the audience a free code good for one copy of Borderlands 2 upon its release. At this year's PAX East, the Borderlands 2 crew showed off a new character class that will come following the game's launch.

Dubbed the Mechromancer, this female character is essentially a cyborg. The full-breadth of her human/machine hybrid abilities aren't yet known, but it was stated that she would be able to control a large robot named D374-TP (which translates to "Deathtrap").

This new class won't be day one DLC. In fact, it hasn't even been fully developed yet. Gearbox showed off some concept art for the character, but beyond that wouldn't commit to a specific release day or price beyond "post-launch" and "comparable" to other, similar DLC.

If you're looking for something a tad more substantial than the usual dangled tidbits from industry panels, our man Jeff got himself an extended look at Borderlands 2 at the show, which you can read all about right here.

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Edited by ObiKwiet

Cant wait for more Borderlands.

And finally got that quest!

Posted by Morningstar

Looks cool.

Posted by Jayzilla

I am really liking the classes. I hope what Jeff was saying is true about the boss fights. The only one I found interesting was General Knoxx and even that one is pretty mediocre.

Posted by Napalm

I really want to play that.

Posted by Arker101

It's free to those who preorder, and it's coming out 2-3 months after release, that's from the BL2 forums.

It sounds neat and there isn't any evidence that she's been stripped out of the game. I'm worried about how this class will compare against the soldier. I hope it won't make him obsolete.

Posted by X19

Interesting but I'm playing the Siren class as it's the most fun imo.

Posted by Morrow

Great style, too bad you won't see it while playing... Borderlands really needs a third-person view :(

Posted by adoggz

she looks hot ...... what?

Posted by IBurningStar

So she like...romances mechs? Do I get to choose if I want to romance a boy or a girl robot?

Posted by Otzlowe

Not crazy about those pig tails, but hey, the class sounds pretty cool.

Posted by Mezmero

How long have games cost more than $60? We might as well start paying $90 bucks for new releases with unlimited support since I'm gonna get the DLC later like a sucker anyway. We'll probably be paying $90 a game when the next generation hits.

Posted by EuanDewar

That's a prettttyyy fucking good name

Posted by Razputin

She seems cool, clearly inspired by the Necromancer from Diablo II... who was my favourite class. Might as well wait to buy Borderlands 2 until she gets implemented - other sources say that she is supposed to be a free DLC.

Posted by Jeffk38uk

Adding new classes as cheap DLC would actually be compelling given how you can always have more and more vault hunters. That and having a large character customisation system in place, huge choice of looks and powers.

Posted by Animasta

oh my god is she a fembot? PROGRESSIVE STUFF GEARBOX, GOOD SHOW

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Not sure how big the story is this time when it comes to characters personally, but I'd love it if the added her and gave her her own reason to do the stuff.
Besides, just when you thought it couldn't get any crazier after the Gunzerker and the ninja they come up with a Mechromancer.
 
I love it.

Posted by BigChief

She actually looks pretty neat. I wasn't hugely interested in Borderlands 1, but 2 keeps catching my eye more and more lately.

Posted by AnjinM

That is what I immediately thought when I first read the name. I know what they are riffing on necromancer, but they really need to rethink the name.

Posted by dropabombonit

It seems a cool idea, can't wait for the full game

Posted by Lazyaza

Sucks shes the preorder/dlc character, would be better to have her in the main game for everybody to play.

Posted by RetroVirus
@IBurningStar You can only romance one but then you realize that robots don't have emotions, and it turns into a Kronenberg movie.
Posted by thedez

Joy Puke!

Posted by Stete

Yep, definitely waiting until the inevitable ultimate edition comes out.

Posted by PositivelyGreg

I'd definitely be a mechromancerromancer

Posted by Markymark5005

She seems cool, clearly inspired by the Necromancer from Diablo II... who was my favourite class. Might as well wait to buy Borderlands 2 until she gets implemented - other sources say that she is supposed to be a free DLC.

http://goo.gl/ryQhQ

Posted by falling_fast

romance some mechs this fall

Posted by Hef

Mechromancer is probably the best class name for a sci-fi RPG I've ever heard. I really wish this was coming out on launch day.

Posted by dvorak

Too bad it's going to be DLC, because that would have been the class I played.

Edited by BitterAlmond

@Markymark5005 said:

She seems cool, clearly inspired by the Necromancer from Diablo II... who was my favourite class. Might as well wait to buy Borderlands 2 until she gets implemented - other sources say that she is supposed to be a free DLC.

http://goo.gl/ryQhQ

I'd love it if this were free DLC... but I'd love it even more if they made a whole Mechromancer-themed quest line, complete with new areas and enemies. I'd gladly pay five or ten bucks extra for that.

Also, the link you posted leads to an amazon ad for a solid state drive. Re-check that shit, my friend.

Posted by theodacourt

Can't wait to romance some mech's! Gearbox going all Bioware on us.

Posted by Shu

Mechromancer souds like a capcom fighting game =t

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Posted by tourgen

huh. sounds pretty cool. more of a full-up pet class. I can get into that.

Posted by blacklab

Cannot, cannot, cannot wait for more Borderlands!

Posted by BlatantNinja23

I kinda wish it was day one dlc

Posted by Tennmuerti

Niiiice.
 
@Morrow said:

Great style, too bad you won't see it while playing... Borderlands really needs a third-person view :(

You could enable third person in original Borderlands with some .ini tweaks.
And later with a simple fanmade launcher.
Posted by Morrow

@Tennmuerti said:

Niiiice.

@Morrow said:

Great style, too bad you won't see it while playing... Borderlands really needs a third-person view :(

You could enable third person in original Borderlands with some .ini tweaks. And later with a simple fanmade launcher.

I mean for console players ;)

Posted by Tennmuerti
@BitterAlmond said:

@Markymark5005 said:

She seems cool, clearly inspired by the Necromancer from Diablo II... who was my favourite class. Might as well wait to buy Borderlands 2 until she gets implemented - other sources say that she is supposed to be a free DLC.

http://goo.gl/ryQhQ

I'd love it if this were free DLC... but I'd love it even more if they made a whole Mechromancer-themed quest line, complete with new areas and enemies. I'd gladly pay five or ten bucks extra for that.

Also, the link you posted leads to an amazon ad for a solid state drive. Re-check that shit, my friend.

It's a free DLC for pre orders.
Posted by spazmaster666

Not a problem for me since there's a 100% chance that I'll be preordering this game (I played the SHIT out of Borderlands), but I'll probably be playing a Siren for the majority of Borderlands 2 (as I did for Borderlands 1).

Edited by I_smell

I don't really know a lot about Borderlands, but "Mechromancer" is a pretty great name for a thing.

EDIT- Oh my god it's like "MECH ROMANCER" !

Posted by Applederp

Announcing DLC months before the game is even released?

Ok?

Posted by Funkydupe

Mechromancer? I really like that name for a class.

Posted by shodan2020

Mechromancer? Is this class based off of the game Thousand Arms except with mechs? If so, this game is gonna be awesome.

Posted by Seraphim84

I like the term "full Oprah". It implies other amounts of Oprah.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Oh wow that looks pretty cool. I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on this game. Borderlands 1 was fantastic aside from it's problems. I really hope they give the PC version a little more attention than last time.

Posted by Hailinel

She looks like a steampunk Pippi Longstocking.

I approve.

Posted by Rudeboy217

Looks dope. I will totally play as her.

Posted by Baggykins
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Posted by Nev

Dig it.

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